Winter took a little time to ramp up and now that the snowy weather is here folks are probably going a little stir crazy indoors. But spending time indoors is a great way for you to see all the things you might want to change about your living space when the weather warms up. While moving a few furnishings around or finding the “perfect” color for a room are good ideas, there are other decorating options you can use to spruce up a living space.
Designer Vicente Wolf says “one way to change the look of a room during the winter season is by painting one wall (above picture) which will be the focal point of the room. I tend to use soft color palettes in the winter to create a sense of calmness and relaxation. This creates a big impact with little effort.”
When it comes to decorating, Vicente says that creating texture in a space is another good option “Texture helps define the mood and look of a room. It’s a subtle way to make a strong impact. Texture in interior decorating is very important, adding nuance and charm to a room. Texture refers to the surface quality of objects; the quality that can be not only touched but also sensed in memory. By incorporating a variety of textures to your room, you enhance the flavor of room by developing its character.”
TBC asked the design team of Vicente Wolf Associates for a few tips on how to create texture in a space.
Instead of paint, use wall coverings such as grass cloth which is making a big comeback in the world of design. For easy to clean options, go for the embossed vinyl wall covering to add texture to any space. If a wall covering is too expensive, frame swatches of your favorite wall coverings and arrange them on one wall. This wall will be the focal point of the room.
Having a mix of natural woven rugs and sleek metal coffee tables not only adds texture but creates a more modern feel.
Spend your Saturday morning at thrift shops and search for that over sized mirror with a gilded frame. Mirror adds texture because it reflect multiple areas of the room, making a big impact.
Finally, a fun way to add texture is with artwork. Take personal photos and zoom in on the textures in the photos. When images are blown up and framed in white bold frames, this creates wall impact that finishes a room.